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At 11:50 AM 10/02/02 +0100, you wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Scott Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They would probably dislike us less if we were a theocracy (ie-
>> >>people of the book...the law stemming from that book) and an Islamic
>> >>theocracy at that. Rabid anti-Semitism might get us more brownie points.
In browsing the back E-mails I came across this nasty little meme. It is
the contagious idea that only Jews are Semites, (I have had the
'anti-Semitic' tag thrown at me by all kinds of fundies for supporting the
rights of Palestinians to be unmolested in their own lands).
The word 'Semite' refers to all those races derived from Shem, (I quote The
Oxford) "including Hebrews…Arabs & Assyrians." So unless we support the
idea that present day Middle Eastern Moslems are all somehow survivors of
the post-Exodus genocide of Canaanites, they are mostly Semites. This does
not include those Moslems to the east of Iran as they were probably not
even related (mythically or not) to Noah who was the father Shem and
grandfather of Canaan.
See Genesis 9 18-27 for the genesis of the problem and then the rest of the
'Old Testament' for the history of the Levantine problem.
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